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Albany Police say more than 75 kids were left unattended downtown after the city's Fourth Of July celebration ended, and they might start filing charges against the parents.

Albany Police say long after the fireworks show event ended, between 75 and 100 kids were still left unattended downtown, waiting on their parents to pick them up. Police say they are not babysitters, and parents must be more responsible.

Albany Police Captain Reginald Brown said "If the problem continues to become more of a problem than we have now, we are looking into charging the parents as well as the kids with the violation of the curfew."

Albany Police say many parents are simply dropping off their kids at city events, and not returning until long after the event is over. Police say the city will publicize more in the future when their events will end, and parents could be charged if they don't pick up their kids on time.

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